The blog has been pretty quiet, and so has life for the most part. We are eagerly awaiting summer, warm weather, vacations, and mountain running. We had our 1st batch of family visitors a week ago- Dr.Hottie's brother and his fiancé. The weather was chilly and Dr.H worked all weekend, but we got in some good eats and hiking. I took them up one of the steepest hills in the foothills behind our place (a little over 1,000 feet in 0.5 miles). About 1/2 way up I was starting to wonder if I would still be invited to the wedding ;-) In all seriousness they did great & the view is always worth it!
Besides the usual, Dr.H and I have been working away at our training plan for the August 100km running race. Yesterday we had our toughest run so far- 11 miles with about 3,000 feet of climbing. We spent the first 3 miles climbing to the top of Grandeur Peak. As you can see from the pictures, Dr.H was feeling a bit more cheerful after the climb than me.